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19-Aug-2012

Celebrate Cilantro

Super-Healing Herb

This tasty green herb puts pizzazz in your salsa and has the power to heal and cleanse your body. With its mild peppery taste and parsley-like leaves, cilantro is a popular ingredient in Indian, Asian and Middle-Eastern dishes. Cilantro is known to be effective in curing viral and bacterial infections, especially when eaten with omega-3 enriched foods such as nuts. Cilantro also binds and eliminates heavy metals such as mercury, lead and aluminum—making it a very powerful blood cleanser.

You can easily grow cilantro in your garden or in a window box to add some fresh flavor to your favorite recipes. Use cilantro in a bowl of miso soup, add to yogurt with tomatoes and cucumber for a fresh twist or enjoy this tasty Cilantro Pesto recipe. Mash a clove of garlic, a cup of almonds or cashews, a cup of packed cilantro leaves and two tablespoons lemon juice in a mortar and pestle. Spread on crackers or toast for a lip-smacking, healthy taste treat!

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Recommended: Growing and Cooking with Herbs by Katherine Schlosser and Fresh Herb Keeper by Art and Cook

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